From West Germany there was the Fiberfab Sherpa
manufactured by Fiberfab-Karosserie from Ilsfeld, a similar vehicle to
the Méhari but unlike that vehicle, it used GRP as opposed to ABS
bodywork. GRP is less flammable than ABS and new TÜV rules in the
early seventies meant the Méhari could no longer be sold in West
At this point, the Kuhnle company in Ilsfeld near Stuttgart, licensees
of Fiberfab of California introduced their FIBERFAB SHERPA. The Sherpa
was either built at the Ilsfeld factory on a pre-existing 2CV or Dyane
chassis or was sold as a kit. Fiberfab was registered as a manufacturer
when they assembled the vehicles. Headlights came from the Volkswagen
Passat and the grille from the Fiat 850T minibus.
The Sherpa was sold in West Germany, France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom and was manufactured from 1975 to 1982.